When it comes to video conferencing, Unified Communications sometimes seems like anything but.

You’ve got your legacy hardware in conference rooms, dedicated telepresence rooms, newer virtual meeting solutions and of course there’s Skype for Business.  And don’t forget the web conferencing options which often are chosen when it comes to meeting time.

How do you simplify and standardize so that your team knows which tools to use? More importantly, how do you get everything you have to work together in a single meeting?

Another important “behind the scenes” question:  how do you share the meeting with others, both during the meeting and as an easily discoverable resource on the corporate video portal?

And how do you securely manage this content over time for compliance purposes?

It hasn’t been easy.

But things are changing. New solutions work together like never before, creating the opportunity for users on different platforms to join a single meeting with full interactivity and managed persistence.

Recipe for a modern video meeting

Here’s one recipe for a seamless and secure video meeting experience in the Age of Multiple Video Vendors:

  • Start with a virtual meeting solution like Pexip.
  • Make it your aggregation point for all of your virtual meetings.
  • Legacy video conferencing solutions can participate through Pexip.
  • Skype for Business users can also seamlessly participate.
  • Record meetings from the Pexip or Skype user interface into the Qumu platform.
  • Recorded meetings are available for recall as secure and fully searchable content.

As an added bonus, you can “stretch” the meeting by simultaneously webcasting it live to hundreds or even thousands more, allowing them to watch the stream on their mobile phones, tablets, desktops or thin clients. “Stretch” participants can interact through live polling and moderated Q&A.

Not every meeting needs to accommodate more than 20 attendees, but having the ability to stretch meetings like this when needed is invaluable.

You don’t have to eliminate options to simplify the meeting experience for your team.